Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Jo Toomey 

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13.

Membership

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    The Chief Executive to notify the Committee of any substitute members

    Minutes:

    The Committee was notified that under Regulation 13 of the Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) Regulations 1990, notice had been received appointing: Councillor Robins for Councillor A Stokes and Councillor Trollope-Bellew for Councillor I Stokes.

14.

Apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    An apology for absence was received from Councillor Dilks.

     

15.

Disclosure of interests

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    Members are asked to disclose any interests in matters for consideration at the meeting

    Minutes:

    No interests were disclosed.

     

16.

Minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2018 pdf icon PDF 199 KB

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                                                                                                                      (Enclosure)

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2018were agreed as a correct record.

17.

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    To consider applications received for the grant of planning permission – reports prepared by the Case Officer.                                                                                                       (Enclosure)

     

    The anticipated order of consideration is as shown on the agenda, but this may be subject to change, at the discretion of the Chairman of the Committee.

17a

Application ref: S18/0543
Description: Erection of 25 (20 no. apartments and 5 no. townhouses) with associated access, car parking and landscaping
Location: Land at Wherry's Lane, Bourne, PE10 9HQ
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    Minutes:

     

    Decision:

     

    To grant the application subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 Agreement

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant’s Agent

    Andrew Sweeney

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

    ·         An objection from Bourne Town Council

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         Comments from SKDC’s Environmental Protection Services

    ·         Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         No objection from the SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor subject to conditions

    ·         Comments from SKDC’s Affordable Housing Officer

    ·         A funding requirement from NHS England

    ·         Comments from Anglian Water Services

    ·         No objection from the Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board

    ·         No comments from the Environment Agency

    ·         9 representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    In discussing the application Members considered the proposed arrangements for affordable housing and where the commuted sum might be used. There was debate around whether the Section 106 Agreement should specify that the affordable housing had to be provided in Bourne. Those Members that spoke in support of a specifying provision in Bourne argued that it would demonstrate to local people that there was a direct link between this development and the provision of the affordable housing. Conversely the argument was made that in restricting the use of the commuted sum to one area may reduce the likelihood of affordable housing being delivered if no suitable sites in Bourne became available.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject to the conditions set out on pages 26 and 27 of the case officer’s report and subject to prior completion of a Section 106 agreement to secure the requirements specified in paragraph 8.11, subject to the inclusion of a specific requirement for the affordable housing to be provided in Bourne.  Provided that if the Section 106 Agreement has not been completed within 6 weeks of the date of this meeting and the Head of Growth, after consultation with the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Development Management Committee, considers there are no extenuating circumstances which would justify an extension (or further extension) of time, the Head of Growth be authorised to refuse the application on the basis that the necessary infrastructure or community contributions essential to make the development acceptable have not been forthcoming.

17b

Application ref: S18/0064
Description: Demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a single aclub house, alterations to vehicular access and associated car parking
Location: Stamford Rugby Club, Hambleton Road, Stamford, PE9 2RZ
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    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     

    Decision:

     

    To grant the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Against

    David Burley

    Anna Russo

    Keith Spurr

    Caroline Day

    Paul Day

    Applicant’s Agent

    Ross Thain

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       No objection from SKDC’s Environmental Protection Services subject to conditions

    ·       No objection from Sport England

    ·       Comments from Stamford Town Council

    ·       No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support subject to conditions

    ·       28 representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·       Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·       Site visit observations

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject also to the following conditions:

     

    Time Limit for Commencement

     

     1   The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

                       

    Approved Plans

     

     2   The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following list of approved plans:

                       

    i.    Drawing No. 1096-01 Rev B (Site Plan Block Plan) received 27/03/2018

    ii.    Drawing No. 1096-02 (Proposed Plan and Elevations) received 08/02/2018

    iii.   Drawing No. 1096-01 Rev A (Proposed Site Layout Plan) received 22/05/2018

                       

          Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

     3    Prior to the commencement of the construction of the clubhouse hereby approved, details of all mechanical equipment to be installed to control odour and the location of such equipment shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for written approval.      

     

    4    Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved, details (including hours of illumination) and plans showing the location and specification of all proposed external lighting of the building and car parking areas shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for written approval.

     

    During Construction Works

     

    5    No works to create the proposed car park hereby approved shall commence until, details relating to surfacing materials and method of construction of the car parking areas (including any resurfacing of existing parking areas) have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    6    Notwithstanding details already submitted, before any of the works on the external elevations for the building hereby permitted are begun, samples of the materials (including colour of any render, paintwork or colourwash) to be used in the construction of the external surfaces shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

    7    Prior to the club house being brought into first use, the odour mitigation measures shall have been implemented in accordance with the approved details. No other odour mitigation equipment shall be installed without the written approval of the Local Planning Authority.

     

    8    Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, the external elevations shall have been completed in accordance with the approved details.

     

    9    Prior to being brought into first  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17b

17c

Application ref: S18/0452
Description: Residential development (outline with all matters reserved)
Location: Ferndale House, Swinstead Road, Corby Glen, NG33 4NU
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    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     

    Decision:

     

    To defer the application

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Corby Glen Parish Council

    Councillor Tracey Lamming

    Against

    Robert Parker

    Colin Smith

    Neil Gregory

    Applicant’s Agent

    Jackie Golby

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Minerals and Waste Planning

    ·         No objection from SKDC’s Environmental Protection Services subject to a condition

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Education and Cultural Services subject to a Section 106 contribution

    ·         Comments from SKDC’s Affordable Housing Officer

    ·         No requirement from NHS England for Section 106 contribution

    ·         Comments and request for a condition from Anglian Water Services

    ·         An objection from Corby Glen Parish Council

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support subject to conditions

    ·         13 representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    During debate some concerns were raised about highway and footway safety in relation to the site. Of particular concern was the requirement to cross the A151 to access the Ron Dawson Hall where the local playgroup was held, with Members querying whether it might be possible to provide an access directly to the hall from the site.

     

    16:24 - As the meeting had been in progress for 3 hours, the Chairman asked for Members’ consent to continue. Members agreed

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be deferred in order for access to the Ron Dawson Hall to be looked at further to enable an outline scheme with some additional information to come back to a future meeting of the Committee.

     


17d

Application ref: S18/0645
Description: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 3 blocks of 12 apartments
Location: 31 North Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9AE
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    Minutes:

     

    Decision:

     

    To refuse the application contrary to officer recommendations

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant’s Agent

    Mike Sibthorp

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         Comments from the Affordable Housing Officer

    ·         No objection and comments from the SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor

    ·         Objections from Bourne Town Council

    ·         Comments from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         Representations received from three addresses as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    Members noted that whilst it had been consulted, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue had not submitted a response to the consultation. Given the narrow access to the site Members queried how fire engines would gain sufficient access to the properties.

     

    Some Members expressed concerns about the lack of amenity space and that they considered the proposal over-development of a small site. Concerns were also expressed about the lack of parking; as it had been suggested that the site may be desirable to older residents there was concern that there would be nowhere for any carers who were required to visit.

     

    It was proposed and seconded that the application be approved subject to conditions for the reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject to no objection from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue. On being put to the vote, this was lost.

     

    A new proposition was made to refuse the application contrary to officer recommendations as it constituted over-development of a small site with no provision for parking, insufficient amenity space and was contrary to paragraph 58 of the National Planning Policy Framework. The Head of Growth confirmed that the reason for refusal was acceptable, permitting the Committee to make a decision outright without invoking the cooling-off period in accordance with the Council’s Constitution. This was approved.

     

    17:16 – Councillor Wood left the meeting and did not return

17e

Application ref: S18/0499
Description: Erection of dwelling
Location: Land to south of Roxholme Haven, Glen Road, Castle Bytham, NG33 4RJ
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    Minutes:

     

    Decision:

     

    To refuse the application

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Castle Bytham Parish Council

    Councillor Peter Martindale

    Against

    Luke Worrall

    Applicant’s Agent

    Mike Sibthorp

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         Comments from the SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor

    ·         An objection from Castle Bytham Parish Council

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         12 representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be refused for the following reason:

     

    1     The dwelling and attached garage by reason of its siting in the Conservation Area, position and design, coupled with the proximity to Red Barn Farmhouse would result in detrimental impact on the setting such as to harm the significance of a Grade II Listed Building. Although this would be less than substantial harm, the public benefits of the proposal would not outweigh the identified harm. The proposal, therefore, is contrary to central government policy on conservation and enhancement of the historic environment contained in Section 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework, guidance contained in current PPG and Policy EN1 of the South Kesteven District Council Core Strategy.

     

    17:37-17:42 – the meeting adjourned. Councillors Baxter, Stevens and Trollope-Bellew did not return to the meeting following the adjournment.

17f

Application ref: S16/2285
Description: Residential development for up to 19 dwellings (outline)
Location: Falcon Way, Bourne, PE10 0FF
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    Minutes:

     

    Decision:

     

    To defer the application

     

    As the application was part-heard and Councillors Reid and Robins had not been present when it had been considered previously, they did not participate in discussion or vote on the application.

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         Comments from Bourne Preservation Society

    ·         No objection from the Health and Safety Executive

    ·         Requested contribution from Lincolnshire County Council, Education and Cultural Services

    ·         No objection subject to condition from the Environment Agency

    ·         Comments from SKDC’s Environmental Protection Services

    ·         Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         Comments from the SDKC Affordable Housing Officer related to affordable housing provision arising from the proposed development

    ·         No objection from NHS England and no request for contributions

    ·         No comment from Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board

    ·         2 representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         The original report to the Committee at its meeting on 7 February 2017

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Viability information submitted by the applicant following the granting of permission and appraisal of that information and subsequent negotiations and consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting held on 7 February 2017

     

    Members asked a number of questions about the viability assessment and the costs that formed the basis of that assessment. Members also sought clarification on the final recommendation on the composition of the Section 106 Agreement in respect of affordable housing, education and public open space contributions and the overage clause that was proposed. Members did not feel that they had sufficient information with which to make a decision and it was therefore proposed, seconded and agreed to defer the application to allow a further look at the viability assessment and to receive a clear explanation as to why there is such a small provision for affordable housing.

As applications S16/1197 and S16/1155 related to the same site, the Chairman stated that the applications would be considered together but voted on separately.

17g

Application ref: S16/1197
Description: Demolition of existing industrial building and associated structures (except for the former railway station building) and the redevelopment of the site for residential purposes (Phase 2). Outline application with the matter of access included
Location: Former Grimers Transport Ltd, 11 Station Road, Billingborough, Lincolnshire, NG34 0NR
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    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     

    Decision:

     

    To grant the application subject to conditions and subject to  completion of a Section 106 Agreement and withdrawal of application S16/1155.

     

    As Councillors Kaberry-Brown, Judy Smith, Brenda Sumner and Brian Sumner had not been present for the full discussion of this item, they did not participate in the vote.

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         Comments from Billingborough Parish Council together with a further letter submitted regarding a further contribution of £15,400 for sports facilities in the village

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support subject to conditions

    ·         No contribution required from Lincolnshire County Council Education and Cultural Services

    ·         No objection from the Environment Agency subject to conditions

    ·         Comments from the Council’s Environmental Protection Services

    ·         Comments from the SDKC Affordable Housing Officer

    ·         No contribution required from NHS England

    ·         Comments from Anglian Water Services

    ·         Comments from the Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board

    ·         Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         A submission made by the applicant and included with the additional items paper issued on 20 July 2018 and officer comment thereon

    ·         The applicant’s viability appraisal and assessment of the Valuation Office Agency together with further expert advice

    ·         Further information submitted by the applicant together with an updated viability appraisal and comments from the Council’s Environmental Protection Team

    ·         5 representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

    ·         Comments made during the public speaking session on 25 July 2017 when the application was first considered

    ·         Comments made by Members on 25 July 2017 and 26 June 2018 when the application was previously considered

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject to the conditions set out on pages 93 to 95 of the case officer’s report and subject to prior completion of a Section 106 agreement to secure the requirements specified in the additional items paper issued on 20 July 2018 and subject also to withdrawal of application S16/1155.  Provided that if the Section 106 Agreement has not been completed within 6 weeks of the date of this meeting and the Head of Growth, after consultation with the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Development Management Committee, considers there are no extenuating circumstances which would justify an extension (or further extension) of time, the Head of Growth be authorised to refuse the application on the basis that the necessary infrastructure or community contributions essential to make the development acceptable have not been forthcoming.

17h

Application ref: S16/1155
Description: Variation of S106 Agreement to waive affordable housing contribution re S14/0927
Location: Former Grimers Transport Ltd, 11 Station Road, Billingborough, Lincolnshire, NG34 0NR
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    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     

    The applicant indicated this application would be withdrawn in the event of S16/1197 being approved.

     


18.

Close of meeting

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    Minutes:

    The meeting was closed at 18:51.